Say goodbye to burgers, and hello to fruit and veg. The global population could top 10 billion by midcentury. To feed the swelling population and ease our burden on the environment, we must overhaul what we eat as well as slash emissions, according to a report published…

As the obesity crisis expands worldwide, palm oil—which contains 50% saturated fat—is leading the charge of unhealthy, cheap calories in developing countries.   Palm oil production grew more than 12X globally from 1980-2015. The same way corn overproduction gave way to…

As Ramadan winds down this week, some Muslim food bloggers and dietitians are approaching the holy month of fasting with physical and mental health in mind. Maryam Jillani shares some of their insights, some tailored to young Muslims with busy routines. Sarah Zaheer Shah,…

Vitamin A deficiency affects almost half of under-5s in south Asia and sub-Saharan Africa, but distribution has reached a 6-year low, UNICEF has reported.

The sky-high anemia rates revealed by Sierra Leone’s 2013 national survey came as little surprise, but they did reveal that tackling iron deficiency was the wrong battle, writes Andrew Green. Only around 4% of anemia cases in children were caused by iron deficiency, and…

Vitamin A deficiency is still a considerable contributor to preventable child blindness and maternal deaths in sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia. One possible solution? Biofortified staple crops.  

Nestlé’s baby formula products are lacking, well, a formula, according to an investigation into the infant milk megabrand that found inconsistencies in its products, and called on Nestlé to review its range ensure its science is up to date.

Chile is looking to regulate its way out of an obesity epidemic that plagues countries rich and poor, bringing an estimated 4 million premature deaths per year globally.The country of 18 million is upending its food culture with sweeping marketing and labelling restrictions…

Robust school meal programs across Africa are key to reducing hunger’s stranglehold on development, writes Daniel Balaban, director for World Food Programme’s Centre of Excellence against Hunger.For African countries, undernutrition’s toll can top 16.5% of GDP. A study of…

Alzheimer’s slow onset makes the devastating disease hard to track until it’s too late—but a spate of studies suggest diabetes and high blood sugar levels hint at a source.